Heart of the Arctic 2015

Heart of the Arctic 2015 picture

On this voyage we will be travelling with special guest chef Tojo-san, find out all about him on our blog here.

This journey reveals the spirit and beauty of the Arctic. From Canada’s Inuit regions of Nunavik and Nunavut to Greenland, the chances of seeing wildlife are excellent. Polar bears, walrus and muskox will be among the highlights. Embarking in Kuujjuaq, we set sail for Akpatok Island; its cliffs are home for thousands of Thick Billed Murres, and the ever opportunistic polar bears feeding on the shores below.

Guests will explore with local hosts, learn about regional customs, and sample local food. A highlight for art lovers will be visits to Kinngait, Kimmirut and Pangnirtung, where we will meet established and emerging artists.

As we sail eastward towards Greenland, we’ll keep a lookout for whales and seabirds. Arriving in Greenland we’ll venture into the island’s capital city, Nuuk, where we will view the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. Before sailing up Western Greenland’s longest fjord, we’ll Zodiac cruise and then hike up to a stunning glacier. Our journey comes to an end in Kangerlussuaq.

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day 1
day 2
Akpatok Island
day 3
Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay)
day 4
Digges Island
day 5
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
day 6
day 7
South Baffin Coast
day 8
day 9
East Baffin
day 10
Crossing Davis Strait
day 11
day 12
West Greenland
day 13

Kuujjuaq lies approximately 48 km upstream from Ungava Bay, and is the largest village in Nunavik, the Inuit homeland within Quebec. The first Europeans to settle in the region were Moravian missionaries who arrived in 1811, followed by the HBC in 1830. Like Iqaluit, Kuujjuaq was home to a US air base from 1942 and played a key role in Cold War Arctic monitoring. Today Kuujjuaq is a bustling community combining traditional Inuit culture with the conveniences of modern day life.

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July 17, 2015 - July 29, 2015 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $3995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $4995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $6395.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $7695.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $8895.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10095.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11295.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $12595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $13895.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $15195.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Heart of the Arctic fee of $250.00 to above prices

    Please call for details regarding charter flight details etc.
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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Aaju Peter

    Aaju Peter


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  • Benoit  Havard

    Benoit Havard


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  • Cathie Hickson

    Cathie Hickson


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  • Cedar Swan

    Cedar Swan


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  • Daniel Freeze

    Daniel Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Dave  Freeze

    Dave Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • George Sirk

    George Sirk

    Naturalist and Ornithologist

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  • Heidi Langille

    Heidi Langille


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  • Hidekazu Tojo

    Hidekazu Tojo


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  • Jason Annahatek

    Jason Annahatek


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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Inuit Art Specialist

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  • Kim McKone

    Kim McKone

    Registered Massage Therapist

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  • Latonia  Hartery

    Latonia Hartery


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  • Lee Naraway

    Lee Naraway


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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Leader

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  • Michael  Shepard

    Michael Shepard


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  • Milbry Polk

    Milbry Polk


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  • Pootoogook Qiatsuk

    Pootoogook Qiatsuk


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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Biologist

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  • Ryo Ijichi

    Ryo Ijichi

    Expedition Team

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  • Season Osborne

    Season Osborne


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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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  • Stephen Borys

    Stephen Borys

    Winnipeg Art Gallery

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  • Thomas Kovacs

    Thomas Kovacs


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  • Tyler Yarema

    Tyler Yarema


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What's Included

  • All entry & park fees

  • Your complete itinerary

  • Team of resource specialists

  • Educational program and pre-departure materials

  • All shipboard meals

  • All Zodiac excursions

  • Service charges and port fees

    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights

  • Mandatory medical / evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or Itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10 - 14 per passenger per day)

  • Visas, or inoculations, if required

  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights

    Northbound:Ottawa to Kuujjuaq - July 17, 2015
    Southbound: Kangerlussuaq to Toronto July 29, 2015 at $1,795 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees.
    • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the second-longest fjord in Greenland
    • Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
    • Seek out birds, walrus, whale and polar bear at Akpatok Island
    • Seek out muskox in Kangerlussuaq Fjord
    • Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
    • Seek out polar bear during our Zodiac cruises